Ferocactus wisliezenii - Fishhook Barrel Cactus Flower

Ann  Warrenton

Joined February 2008

Artist's Description

The Fishhook Barrel Cactus is the largest cacti in Arizona.
There are up to 25 vertical ribs. Flowers on old grow are up to 3 inches wide and grow in a ring around the top.
Fruits from the flower can be eaten.. They are easily grown from seeds.
They are a Amonopodial stim succulent. They are one of the most successful and characteristic life forms of the Sonoran desert.

They have a massive yet shallow root system. They have a vault-like water storing body with the greatest volume to surface ratio possible.

A four year old barrel can be only 3 inches high and 2.5 inches wide. They can live up to 130 years

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